Sydney hostage crisis: five flee café
December 15 , 2014
Hundreds of policemen surrounded a café in an unfolding hostage situation in Sydney on Monday, with police negotiators making contact with the gunman and five hostages managing to flee, media reports said.
Terrified hostages inside Lindt Chocolat Cafe were seen holding a black flag with white Arabic writing on it, sparking fears of links with the Islamic State.
Australia has been in a state of high alert, with warnings that local jihadists fighting in the Middle East could carry out attacks at home.
Click here for more info on - Islamic State